Fifth Sunday after Pentecost                           July 9, 2017                                                           SERVICE:  (Sun.)   8:30 AM – Contemporary Worship

10:00 AM – Traditional Worship, w/comm.

Divine Svc. II, page 167

HYMNS: (Late. Svc.) #852 + #857 + #842 + Comm. Hymn #609

LESSONS: Isaiah 61:1-4 + Ephesians 2:1-10 + Luke 10:25-37


(Sun.)   Ushers:  8:30 a.m.: Lorna Kaspala, Greg Blust,

Wayne Volk, volunteer

10:00 a.m.:  Deb Olson, Gary Worrall,

Jim Lahti, Marilynn Dewald

Elders:  Duane Fenske (Early)

Jon Leinonen, Don Kuiper (Late)

Acolytes:  Jaycie Stukel (Early)

Ryan Moilanen, Lydia Salmi (Late)

Lay Reader: Sam Coates

Greeters: Bev Auel, Kim Tunstall (Early)

Lynn Lanala, Nancy Pintar (Late)

 Office Information:

Open Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm



Pastor: Aaron Gehrke;

Director of Youth & Campus Ministry: Marcus Huff:

Office Manager: Judy Fenske;

Facilities Manager: Don Kuiper;

Business manager: Jason Auel;

Volunteer Ministry Staff:

Worship Support: Lou Ann Vitton;

Group Life: Rob & Anne Cooke;

Community & Campus: Kerri Mayra;

Children’s Ministry: Abby Gehrke;

TO ALL VISITORS ATTENDING WORSHIP THIS MORNING:  We are thankful that you are worshiping our Lord and Savior Jesus with us.  Part of worshiping our Lord is bringing our financial gifts in the form of offerings to support the ministry of Christ’s church.  As our guest today, please do not feel obligated to give an offering.  We are just thankful that you are here and hope you will continue to worship with us. Want to give your offerings online? Go to or text “copperluth” to 77977 from your smartphone to get started.

 HOLY COMMUNION: In preparation to receive the Lord’s Supper, please ask yourself these questions: Have I confessed and repented of my sins? Do I believe that in this Sacrament I am receiving the actual body and blood of Christ, under the bread and wine, into my mouth, for the forgiveness of my sins? Do I share the confession and wish to participate in the unity of this congregation? Will I, with the Lord’s help, amend my sinful life? If you answer, “yes” to all of these questions, please join us for this blessed gift from God for our forgiveness.

If you need a gluten free wafer, please ask the pastor when you are kneeling at the rail.

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  1. Save the Date!  Saints Peter and Paul is celebrating its 150th anniversary and we are throwing a party!  Mark your calendars for July 23 for a combined service at 10am and a fun afternoon at Keweenaw Base Camp.

    150th ANNIVERSARY PICNIC SIGNUP SHEETS – There are signup sheets on the table in the Narthex for the potluck part of the picnic on July 23 at the Keweenaw Base Camp.  We thank you in advance for your willingness to help provide the salads, hot dishes, baked beans, rolls, and desserts.  Meat and drinks are being provided by the church.

    BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Members are invited to address the Board of Directors during their regular meetings.  Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM, The next meeting is on July 13th.  Current Board members:  Dala Beard, Chris Gilbertson, Maura Leinonen, John Pemberton, Glenn Schuldt, Jim Spence, and Judy Zei.

    Sunday Morning Volunteer Groups: We are in need of volunteers for greeting, coffee hour and ushering. All of these volunteer positions are open and can be filled by anyone in high school or older. Please contact Lou Ann Vitton at 487-6524 or to get involved.

     SENIOR SAINTS SUMMER TRIP – We are planning an overnight trip to the historic town of Fayette in the Garden Peninsula of the U.P. on Wednesday & Thursday,  July 26-27, along with a stop at other interesting spots.  We will be staying at a motel in Escanaba Wednesday night. Anyone interested in going along is asked to contact John or Jean Pemberton at 487-9412 soon, as we’re trying to finalize plans.


    Sunday             8:30 AM                     Contemporary Worship

    10:00 AM                    Traditional Worship, w/comm.

    Tuesday            9:00 AM                    Triple G (God’s Gardening Group)

    Thursday           6:30 PM                    Bd. of Directors

    Saturday                                             Revoyr Wedding

    Next Sunday    8:30 AM                    Contemporary Worship, w/comm.

    10:00 AM                    Traditional Worship

    “Lutheran Hour” Radio Ministry, Sunday 8:30 AM, WHKB 102.3FM


    Sun. 7/2 – (8:30) 113 + (10:00) 75 = 188


    Offerings Received to Date: $220,251.72

    Weekly Operating Budget Need: $8,807 – Offerings Last Week:  $6,827.24